Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NUUN sense

So Ragnar is happening THIS WEEK! I am so excited!!!!! I am not going to lie, I am a little worried about being runner #7. Word on the street is that this is a tough leg. Lots of hills...OYE. I will need to keep reminding myself that "what comes up, must go down" or something along those lines.


As you might have guessed from the title of my post, our team name is NUUN sense....you know like nonsense? I had a hard time extremely difficult time putting together running outfits. For those of you that know me, I am a very "matchy, matchy" kinda person. I hit up a party store in town plus Fred Meyer for some funky socks. I really hope what I have envisioned works out since I am also the least creative person on earth.

A little preview of my purchases....

I also purchased the PRO Compression sock of the month + the sweet Ragnar socks

The plan:

I will fly into Seattle Thursday after work for a team dinner and van decorating at Nuun HQ. I am beyond excited to meet all of my teammates! Since I am in van #2 we won't depart for the first exchange until 11:30 Friday morning. Not sure what I will do, but I hope that my college bestie Adrienne can come and meet me for coffee.

My first leg is estimate to start around 2:40 that afternoon. Here is a little preview of what I will be running over a 24 (ish) period. Leg #7, #19 & #31. Like I said before looks like LOTS OF HILLS to me.....

Short, but "up, down, up, down"......uphill finish?! Who does that? 

Two big HUGE "ups". It is never good when they say "very hard"....

Another "very hard" leg to run with a HUGE uphill finish. YIKES.

There might be lots of hills, but my excitement is unreal. When I really think of it, it is just running two Bloomsday races in a day. That might be hard, but it is obtainable. I am looking forward to this fun opportunity and I cannot wait to meet everyone and have fun running. I am so thankful that Nuun is letting me have a second chance to run Ragnar. 

However, before I leave I need to pack....I really hope to make some progress on my packing tonight. My spare bedroom currently looks like this:


It has been a while since I ran a relay so I was thankful that Megan had a handy list of items to not forget that she emailed to us. Wish me luck on completing my packing before midnight!

Be sure to follow our team on twitter & instagram!
#NUUNsense

Lets chat:
Do you over pack/under pack?
What is your must have relay essential?
Like our team name? How would you dress for it?
Running Ragnar this weekend????

--Tasha











26 comments:

  1. UUUUUBer jellly :) I think that race looks awesome, so soak in the scenery and enjoy it for all of us who aren't there!

    I am a total under packer and it usually means I have to borrow things that I forgot!

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    1. I will Amanda and I will be sure to take lots of pictures too! I just finished packing and really hope that I didn't forget anything...

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  2. I love the SOM - mine should be at my house shortly! I think that clean underpants are key in running a relay! :) And the perfect blend of salty foods and protein! GOOD LUCK! You will have a blast!

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    1. The SOM this month is awesome. I wore them to crossfit on Monday and got so many compliments on them. I packed some salty foods and clean under roos. I think I am good to go!

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  3. Yay! I love relays and Ragnar is so much fun! If anyone can tackle those hills it's YOU! Love the socks! Good luck and loads of fun!

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    1. I sure hope so Amy! Hills are for heroes right? I might have some fun post relay stories to tell about my survival on them. This is my first Ragnar so I am super duper excited.

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  4. Love the name!!!
    Wipes wipes wipes!!!!

    Have fun!

    You are still doing Vegas with me right?!!

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    1. Got wipes!!! Haha. :-)
      Yes, still doing Vegas in November for my 30th.

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  5. Have fun!!! That is a lot of gear!

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  6. Haha, love your packing photo! I am a champion over-packer. I always try to squeeze everything in one bag and cross my fingers when they weigh it at the airport! You are going to have such a fun weekend, enjoy it and take lots of pics!

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    1. I didn't over pack, but there were things I didn't need either.

      Took what seems like a million photos. Can't wait to share my posts and pictures.

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  7. Have a great time this weekend!! I always over pack. I would rather have too much than too little for sure:)

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    1. I agree! There were some things I didn't need per say, but I didn't over pack so that was good.

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  8. I tend to way way overpack even after I unpack a bunch of stuff. I hate to think of being unprepared or anything! I can't wait to see all the great NUUNsense photos! Have a great time!

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    1. I took what seems like a million photos. It was one of the best weekends ever. I can't wait to share all of my photos.

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  9. I did pretty good for Hood to Coast. I was surprised. I think I would've packed another casual outfit and probably will for Ragnar Lake Placid. Good luck! Have a blast!!

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  10. I am SUPER "matchy matchy" too :) Like, almost to a fault. I think you guys are going to look awesome though! I'm so excited, it's going to be so fun.

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    1. It was probably one of my most favorite running memories to date. I can't wait to make more with you and 5 other awesome women for S2S in a month. It is going to be FUN!

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  11. GOOOD LUCK!!!

    I completely overpack and underpack my essentials. I'm a wreck like that.


    I've never done a relay, but I want to!

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    1. Relays are now probably my favorite race to do. I had an absolute blast and made some wonderful new friends. It was an amazing weekend from start to finish. The kind of weekend that you never want to end.

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  12. I just ran Wasatch back with 5 other amazing women with Nuun, it was one of the best weekends of my life! You will have a blast! I highly recommend peanut butter pretzels, that's what we lived on for two days! HA just kidding.. you guys will have plenty of stories by the end.

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    1. I ate my weight in peanut butter pretzels! LOL. It was such an amazing weekend. I didn't want it to end because I was having that much fun. Probably my best and favorite running memory to date.

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  13. You're gonna be awesome Tasha!! Good luck! :)

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    1. Thanks Brandi. It was truly a weekend to remember. Made me really love running even more!

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